Sharjah Sustainable City wins awards at International Property Awards in London

SHARJAH, 8th February, 2023 (WAM) -- Sharjah Sustainable City has been awarded the 'Best International Sustainable Residential Development' and the 'Best Sustainable Residential Development Arabia' at the International Property Awards 2022-23, at a high-profile ceremony in London.

The awards recognise Sharjah Sustainable City's - the first sustainable master-planned community developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in partnership with Diamond Developers - efforts in leading a global movement to develop future-proof sustainable housing solutions while using contemporary designs and fostering a lifestyle that is compatible with nature and improves health and well-being.

It's also a new global recognition for The Sustainable City brand—a working model for future cities and further cements its position as a benchmark for sustainable, low-carbon living around the world.

The awards, recognised as a world-renowned mark of excellence, were received by Yousif Ahmed Al-Mutawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sharjah Sustainable City, and presented by Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards.

Commenting on the awards, Al-Mutawa said, “This recognition of our work is an excellent start to the Year of Sustainability in UAE, which focuses on protecting our land, resources and one another today for a better tomorrow. It will encourage us to do more and boost our commitment toward a sustainable future.”

For his part, Salah Habib, CEO of Diamond Developers – the company behind The Sustainable City – commented, “In a year where COP28 is shining a spotlight on the Middle East, this award not only marks our commitment to ‘Year of Sustainability’, but will also pave the way in bringing to life more sustainable and innovative projects, and bringing us one step closer to achieve our net-zero emissions targets.”

Open for residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe, the International Property Awards is a global recognition that celebrates the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. A panel of over 100 judges decides the awards, with each judge allocated entries matching their areas of expertise.

Extended over an area of 7.2 million square feet in the emirate of Sharjah, Sharjah Sustainable City is equipped with renewable energy and aspires to achieve net zero energy. It treats 100% of its wastewater for landscape irrigation, maximises recycling to divert waste from landfills, produces chemical-free leafy greens and vegetables, and promotes walkability and clean mobility.